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Looking for Arrival date of James and Hannah Walker of Island Block Central Otago [Tuapeka Electorate)

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Looking for emigration details of Jas and Hannah Walker 1880

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on 2013-10-28 00:29:28

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by barbidoll on 2013-10-28 03:49:27

Hello oldtramper. My gg grandparents lived at Tuapeka Flat area 1860/1897. I have gained a good deal of information and detail by searching 'New Zealand Papers Past -Tuapeka Times'. James Walker's name appears in in Tuapeka Times as a member of a school committee in 1899 and there is also mention of a Silver Wedding for James Walker 5/4/1905.

by oldtramper on 2013-10-28 14:27:01

Hello barbidoll. James and Hannah are my great grandparents . I have today read the article .I have the marble clock and is still working. Fantastic article. I thought I had all info until this article . They came out from England with Chris and Harriet Nash who ended up owning the Beaumont Hotel in 1886. My grandfather Chris Walker was named after Chris Nash. Being his god son . Mabel walker, Chris's sister was killed by falling into a vat of brine at the hotel 1891.
I know they came out in 1880 and starting a gold mining partnership at Island Block in 1881 but I cannot find what ship or the date of arrival.

by oldtramper on 2013-10-30 03:38:13

Hello Barbidoll. I have received your private message .
I am replying under the official circles as somebody out there may also help me .
I know that James and Hannah Walker came out to New Zealand after they were married on 1st apr 1880 .James worked at Moa flat station as a blacksmith and was in partnership with Chris Nash with a gold sluicing claim at horseshoe bend above Raes Junction from 1881.Their first son was born 1883 at Moa flat station so it appears they must have arrived between Aug and Dec 1880. However which port I am stumped on and what ship. There are a few ships that have steerage passengers that are not listed. I also know some info were lost due too fires at shipping offices at Port Chalmers.I have also trolled through Tuapeka times and have a lot of info. I have also obtained farm location maps of the area ,even though I know the area well. James and wife and son and daughter in law and their other daughter are buried at Millers flat and wee Mabel is buried at Lawrence.
James Walker with his wife and Chris Nash and his wife came out to seek gold but like you it is hard to find details. Various info I do have but I cannot divulge over the public web but the shipping news would finalise the New Zealand Story I have built up of James and Hannah.
Thank you for your help .I will find the info.

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